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Our Vision

Our vision was given in 1992. The Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss in Southern Africa was established 4 years later with the mission to act as a change agent for children with a hearing loss internationally.

The Foundation developed Eduplex in Pretoria. Eduplex consists of a Pre-, Primary- and High School as well as a Training Institute (ETI). ETI offers practical online courses in the inclusion of deaf children in a mainstream school for parents and professionals (teachers, speech-language therapists, audiologists, etc.) from around the world.

At Eduplex deaf children learn alongside their normal hearing friends – without sign language. Here they acquire spoken language to enable them to ultimately reach their full potential, becoming independent members of society. This is only possible by including deaf children in a mainstream school like Eduplex, with the necessary support, and optimum use of modern technology like hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Our Mission

  • To improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss
  • To create a better sustainable future for people with hearing loss
  • To inspire, educate, develop and empower an entire community
  • To create fresh perspectives and innovative solutions
  • To promote social welfare
  • To foster social transformation, inclusion and equality
  • To encourage poverty alleviation
  • To generate a lasting change

Board Members

The Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss in Southern Africa consists of 10 proud Board Members:

  • Mr J. Grobbelaar (Chairman)
  • Mr D. Mbokane
  • Mr G. Wolfaardt
  • Dr F. van Niekerk
  • Dr S. Strauss
  • Dr F. van Zyl
  • Mr P. van Deventer
  • Mr M. Stolk
  • Mr N. van der Merwe jr
  • Mr N. van der Merwe (Founder)

The Board meets quarterly to ensure that donor contributions fund the highest quality research, and its members help the Foundation achieve its public outreach objectives. The Board formulates plans, defines goals and objectives, and evaluates the success in achieving our mission.

We thank all our sponsors for your generous and ongoing support.

OUR MAIN FUNDING PARTNERS

MONTHLY OFF DONATION

Please download and complete our debit order form and email it to info@hearingloss.org.za

ONCE OFF DONATION

NAME OF BANK STANDARD BANK
NAME OF BRANCH GEZINA
BRANCH CODE 014845
ACCOUNT NUMBER 011794798
ACCOUNT NAME Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss